A friend on a snowy night

A friend on a snowy night

Sometimes when I get off of work on a Friday evening I like to hop in my car, tune the radio to a ball game, head for a country road and let the sight...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Mister Rogers and snow Spring St.

Mister Rogers and snow Spring St.

There is peacefulness about snow. The snow came last week as it always does, and shares what it wants to share with us regardless of what the weatherm...

January 17th, 2018 |  


‘Fox & Friends’ visit to Hillsboro should be fun

‘Fox & Friends’ visit to Hillsboro should be fun

If the creek don’t rise and the snow and ice take a break – and all signs (forecasts) look good — Momma’s West Main Café ...

January 15th, 2018 updated: January 15th, 2018. |  



Saying goodbye to old friends

Saying goodbye to old friends

The fireplace crackled as the large grandfather clock in our living room slowly ticked away the old year. The old clock began to strike midnight as th...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Tactics of ‘Fire and Fury’ author lend credence to ‘fake news’

Tactics of ‘Fire and Fury’ author lend credence to ‘fake news’

The salacious new tell-all about President Trump by author Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury,” is being quoted and, by some, embraced, despite...

January 8th, 2018 |  


When Mother Nature came calling

When Mother Nature came calling

I could feel a cold draft seeping through a big bay window behind me. A small electric heater was warming my toes. Someone else was snuggled inside a ...

January 5th, 2018 |  


When things break, I call for help

When things break, I call for help

When our furnace broke last week — which happened during the coldest spell Ohio has seen since they started keeping official records of such thi...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Only the chief and Good Lord know

Only the chief and Good Lord know

It was early 2000. I was in Dayton, Va. to visit the Dayton Virginia Police Department and speak to the chief of police about enrolling in the Virgini...

January 3rd, 2018 updated: January 3rd, 2018. |  


Ohioans will benefit from tax reform

Ohioans will benefit from tax reform

After years of talk, research and debate, Congress passed tax reform legislation that the president recently signed into law. I’m proud of the b...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Electing Donald Trump and Patty Burns is not a contradiction

Electing Donald Trump and Patty Burns is not a contradiction

Patty Burns was sworn into office Thursday as Hillsboro’s new city treasurer, and many of her family and friends were on hand to applaud her, as...

January 1st, 2018 |